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He went out over Midgard in the guise of J a young lad, and came one evening at
twilight to a cer- • tain giant's, who was called Hymir. Thor abode as guest there
overnight; but at dawn Hymir arose and clothed himself and made ready to row ...
He asked Hymir what they should have for bait, but Hymir bade him get bait for
himself. Then Thor turned away thither where he saw a certain herd of oxen,
which Hymir owned; he took the largest ox, called Himinbrjotr,1 * and cut off its
Then, it is said, the giant Hymir grew pale, became yellow, and was sore afraid,
when he saw the Serpent, and how the sea rushed out and in through the boat. In
the very moment when Thor clutched his hammer and raised it on high, then the ...
Thus Olfr sang further: The very mighty Slayer Of the Mountain-Man brought
crashing His fist on Hymir's temple: That was a hurt full deadly. Yet again sang
Ulfr: Vimur's ford's Wide-Grappler 'Gainst the waves smote featly The glittering ...
Then Hymir's Kinsman ordered The crafty god, pain-maddened, To wile to him
the Maiden Who warded the iEsir's age-cure; Ere long the necklace-robber,
Brisinga's thief, lured slyly The Dame of Brunnakr's brooklet Into the Base One's ...
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LibraryThing ReviewРецензія користувача - JVioland - LibraryThing
Norse sagas written in Iceland around 1210 by Snorri Sturluson (I couldn't possibly have made up that name!). It records histories and traditions of the Norse people. Some material is gruesome, but then we're dealing with a people who hoped to die in battle! Читати огляд повністю
LibraryThing ReviewРецензія користувача - Michael.Rimmer - LibraryThing
I was initially surprised that I knew all of the stories in The Prose Edda, but then I realised that I've been reading adaptations of them since I was aged 10, so not all that surprising really. It ... Читати огляд повністю